Erika Hearthway

Erika Hearthway
Title: Fact Checker
Education: University of Pittsburgh, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Location: New York, NY
Expertise: Content Creation, Translation, Localization
  • Reviews articles at The Balance by fact-checking for accuracy and adding inline citations
  • Copyedited book-length manuscripts for clarity, style, and logic, and researched and published blog posts on topics ranging from financial crime to fashion
  • Translated marketing copy, academic papers, and other content from Spanish to U.S. English for a variety of clients
  • Oversaw initial localization efforts and provided ongoing project management support for companies looking to expand their global footprint
  • Introduced undergraduates to translation strategies as an adjunct lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Erika Hearthway is an experienced professional linguist. She writes clear, compelling content for a variety of companies. She also works as an editor, proofreader, and translator, and she ensures that any copy that crosses her desk is polished, error-free, and written to have maximum impact. Prior to her career as a linguist, Erika worked as a project manager overseeing large-scale, multilingual translation efforts.

At The Balance, Erika spends hours each week fact-checking content about personal finance, and ensures all data is supported by trustworthy sources.


Erika received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. in Translation and Localization Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

About The Balance

The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.